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F-ONE PREMIUM  PARTNER

We are watching the kite surfing market for many years very closely and no other manufacturer could ever convince us with similar innovations and the consequent development of safety and performance of its products. Therefore, we use F-ONE   to teach.  

F-ONE is a French company specializing into the production and distribution of kite surfing and Stand-Up-Paddling equipment. Founded in 1989 F-ONE  is a leading brand of the Kite surf market. 

TRUST KITE   

For beginner or intermediate students, we use the Trust kite, easy to use, the Trust is a  DELTA C SHAPE kite with a 100% focus on Free ride for riders of any level. The kite is intuitive with an optimum relaunch capability, a great stability and perfect power control.
With an incredible speed control, the TRUST will make it easier for the riders to carve and dampen the waves and chop. Its exceptional upwind capabilities with flawless stability at 12 o’clock make it the perfect partner. Very consistent and progressive in its behavior, this kite flies very instinctively and intuitively.

Stability has been a big focus and the TRUST has been designed to kite in all kind of wind conditions with complete control. With its reassuring feel, this kite will give you full confidence to try some new tricks.

The TRUST relaunches easily with the auto-relaunch feature enabling to ride with full serenity. For more safety, diagonal webbings are placed at the wingtips prevent from catching the lines. The kite can be neutralized easily when triggering the safety release and thanks to its EVO bridle concept, it will land safely on its back with no traction.

 SIZE RANGE
knts
 6 m  : 28 +  7m : 25 + 
 9 m : 15  to  30   11 m : 11 to 24 13 m : 9 to 18  

BANDIT KITE


The BANDIT is a Delta-C shape concept kite  for independant kiter that will help you getting better whatever your level or kind of practice. 

In a current market where most kites are getting more and more specific, the BANDIT really stands out by proving excellent in all kind of disciplines. 

BANDIT keeps its constant traction in the lower range without stalling, hence making it easier to ride under powered. 

The kite flies through the lulls as if there were nothing but constant wind. In the high range, the BANDIT can be depowered with no parasitic movement and remains clean. 


Combined with its more forward pull in on the edge of the window, the kite provides comfort and full confidence while riding. Jumping hang time is better and upwind ability is fantastic !

 m  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  17
 knts  30 +  28 +  25 +  20 35  15 30  12 26  11 24  10 22  8 16


KITE CARE

  1. Avoid leaving your kite in the sun when you are not kite boarding. The ultra violet light will break down the fabric's integrity in as little as 300 hours of direct sun exposure.

  2. To prevent bladder leaks, deflate your kite when you are not riding it. If you leave struts and the leading edge inflated in the hot sun, the air could expand and cause your kite to explode.

  3. When you have landed your kite, don't let it flap in the wind, as this will break down the rip-stop's protective coating. Also do not lay the kite over sharp surfaces to avoid getting a hole in the bladders or fabric.

  4. Shore break waves and hard crashes are bad for the kites' stitching and seams.

  5. Do not store wet kites, rinse and dry them before packing them for longer time.

  6. Do not brush sand of a kite, use water instead.

KITE HYDROFOIL 

Foiling is more than a new discipline; it’s a whole new world. With foil kites, here we are looking at kiteboards with around 1 meter mast sticking out with hydrofoil wings bolted to the bottom.

We teach foil kite at kunduchi because the spot is fantastic to learn. You will have the best imaginable experience out on the water whether you about to start or if you already master the magic of foiling.

 


KITE SHAPE

The equipment evolves every year and it is more safe to buy a recent second hand .Kites are basically divided into 2 types : 
LEI  : (leading edge inflatable)
Foil : valved foils and open cell foils. 

Each of these designs can be combined in different ways to affect the way the kite will fly.

C Shape are punchy power, good for quick jumps. They are use to have constant pull for freestyle or wakestyle riding. They have less wind range and less ability to depower. 

Deltas. The very low aspect ratio (length and depth) makes them very user friendly with very good relaunch, turning and wind range capacity. There kites are good for waves because they allow the rider to depower the kite quickly by sheeting out when surfing the wave. The highly curved leading edge helps the kite to roll over helping with relaunch. 

The TRUST and the BANDIT KITE are Delta C shap but
you can find many different other types of kite design.

MONOLITH KITE BAR 

Each different type of kite generally needs to have its own specific type of bar control system. 

It is not normally possible to interchange the bars between other types of kites. Smaller kites will tend to have shorter bars, while larger kites will have longer bars. Each bar should have a safety system that will fully depower a kite when activated by flagging the kite by one of the control lines.

The heart of the MONOLITH bar is made directly from a 6061 Aluminum block. The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machined method is used to shape the bar in one unique monolith piece with the 6061 Aluminum, an alloy charged with magnesium and Silicium. 

This material is extremely resistant and is used in the Air and Space industry. In addition to its strength, this material offers excellent resilience and great resistance to corrosion.

PUSH SYSTEM SAFETY RELEASE

It has been developed to take into consideration all the recent incidents and unlikely situations experienced by kite surfers these past few years.

Designed to work effectively even in the most critical situations, it can be triggered under load but also when the lines are slack. Easy to use, it can be triggered similarly by left-handers or right-handers. 

The push-away system enables to trigger the release with minimal force even under the highest loads. 

A reduced force of less than 5 kg is required to trigger the system when loaded at 200 kg*, while under the extreme load of 400 kg, it is still possible to release with a force of 10.21 kg*.     AFNOR NORM: NF S 52-503.

THE PUMP

- Two inflating speeds: Two or One way pump tuning, which facilitates the inflation of the kite.
- Sand hermetic increase pump efficiency.
- Optimized size: more air volume for less effort.
- Ergonomic hand grips
- Protected pressure Gauge for an accurate inflation.
- Supplied with 3 adapters to meet different valves        including inflatable SUP 

TWIN TIPS, SURFS , KITEFOIL BOARDS

These boards need to be thinner, flexible and stronger. The construction process is similar to wake board and snowboard construction and involves using wood or PVC foam cores with fiber glass, carbon and epoxy resin, pressed in a mould. The twin tip is finished with paint or plastic top and bottom sheets which are vacuum processed. 
The rocker is the curve of the board from tip to tip. The shape of the rocker line determines the type of performance the board will give. The flatter the rocker, the faster the board. The more curved the rocker, the more maneuverable the board. 

The board may also have concaves in it, looked at from rail to rail to help the rider with early planning ability. 

Concave help the board slice through chop and make is easier to set an edge. A flatter board has better upwind performance and is faster but is n't easily manoeuvrable in turns.

F-ONE, Raphaël SALLES

The outline refers to the overall shape of the board and determine the reaction of the board, turning speed, upwind ability, balance and stability. A board with a curved outline will turn faster but have less balance whereas a board with a straight outline has more grip for upwind riding.

Wider boards can be shorter and still allow the same weight of rider to use them effectively. A wider board offers better stability when landing aerial tricks and transitions,  is better in gusty or light wind and planes quickly. Narrow boards will be faster in strong winds and easy to edge, and better for people with small feet like women and children.

The rail or edge of the board vary in volume and shape on different types of boards. The rail creates the edging of the board in the water. A sharp rail adds control and helps manage speed and power. A softer rail feels looser and is more forgiving, better for wave riding or beginners and less likely to cause injury.

Flexibility of the twin tip has an effect on how well they work in different conditions. A stiffer board may be ideal in flat water locations and work well for upwind riding and jumping. For beginners, we tend to recommend board with a softer flex to help them turn and edge more easily.

Fins  help to trim the board, stabilize it as it moves through the water and provide grip when the board's base gets flats on the water. 

Larger fins will give more grip and better up wind performance, whereas smaller fins will allow the board to slide easier and be more manoeuvrable.  However since kiteboarders use the edge of the board for control and direction, fins are not always necessary for                                      all type of riding.

Size chart to choose your kite and board for kunduchi

A wider board allow a smaller kite !


kiter kg kite m2 TwinTip cm door cm
105154550
100144450
95144450
90134350
85124250
80124250
75114145
70114045
65104045
6093945
5593940
5083840
4573840
4073740